Reviews of enterprise and SMB solutions that are purpose built for backup, recovery and archiving duties.
by Adam Armstrong

Hitachi Vantara Release HDID v6

Today Hitachi Vantara announced the general availability of the latest version of its Hitachi Data Instance Director (HDID), version 6. HDID v6 can help companies deliver recovery and DRaaS while also helping to eliminate the backup window. Hitachi Vantara states that HDID v6 modernizes IT environments and how data is protected. It also improves data availability something that is becoming increasingly critical.

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by Adam Armstrong

IBM Launches Spectrum Protect Plus

Today IBM announced a new data protection software that it states is easy to set up, easy to manage and helps simplify data recovery, IBM Spectrum Protect Plus. The new software can be set up in under an hour providing protection for data in cloud, virtualized, and data center environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Zerto Release Virtual Replication 5.5

Today Zerto released that latest version of its Zerto Virtual Replication, version 5.5 or ZVR 5.5. With this release, Zerto is introducing Microsoft Azure bi-directional replication, faster AWS recovery, and Zerto Analytics capabilities to gain IT environment insights. ZVR 5.5 provides replication and recovery of enterprise applications, both to and from cloud environments adding to companies’ flexibility and speed when utilizing the cloud to drive IT resilience.

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by Adam Armstrong

Barracuda Backup Can Now Be Replicated To AWS

Today Barracuda Networks, Inc. announced that its Barracuda Backup can now replicate data securely and efficiently to AWS. This works for data that resides on either physical or virtual backup appliance. This gives customers more flexibility in their choice of replication targets and is especially beneficial to customers of both Barracuda and Amazon.

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by Adam Armstrong

Imanis Data Launches Industry's Fastest Backup & Recover Software

Today Imanis Data, formerly Talena, released what it is referring to as the "fastest backup and recovery platform on the market," Imanis Data 3.0. Aside from backup and recovery, Imanis Data 3.0 also detects ransomware in order to proactively identify accidental data loss and reduce downtime to minutes and hours. The new platform works with Cassandra, Couchbase, MongoDB, and Hadoop at a granular level providing what the company claims is five to ten times faster recovery of huge data sets compared to other competitive offerings.

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by Adam Armstrong

Cohesity Launches Orion 5.0

Today Cohesity launched what it is calling the industry’s first storage platform that combines end-to-end data protection and big data storage on distributed, infinitely scalable architecture, Cohesity Orion 5.0. According to Cohesity, this new platform will perform both as a backup solution and searchable archive for large amounts of structured and unstructured data. The latest version of Orion is set to help companies simplify administration, reduce overall data copies, accelerate search and retrieval, all while lowering storage costs.

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by Mark Kidd

Arcserve UDP 8400 Appliance Review

The Arcserve UDP 8400 packages a suite of backup and restore functionality into a 2U rack-mounted appliance aimed at the mid-market. The 8400 promises a comprehensive set of backup features from individual appliances, or as part of a larger deployment with multiple Arcserve 8000 units. Arcserve is promoting the fact that their new generation of appliances has not only brought higher capacities and density, but also features hardware improvements across the board to meet higher expectations in enterprise environments.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veeam 2Q17 Shows Major Market Share Gain

Veeam Software has released its second quarter for 2017 results showing that it has continued to gain market share over legacy backup providers. In fact, Veeam has seen 36 straight months of double digit growth and, according to the company, has overtaken Commvault in marketshare and industry leader recognition.

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by Adam Armstrong

Veritas Releases 360 Data Management Suite

Today Veritas Technologies released its new offering that is a combination of its entire data management technology portfolio, Veritas 360 Data Management Suite. First introduced last year, Veritas' 360 Data management has been all about making it easier for customers and channel partners to transform their organizations. Today the company simplified the process further with the entire portfolio under a single subscription license.

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by Adam Armstrong

HPE Software Releases Its New ABR Suite

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) Software announced the latest version of its Adaptive Backup and Recovery (ABR) Suite. Combining HPE Data Protector, HPE Backup Navigator, and HPE Storage Optimizer, the new ABR Suite aims to deliver a centralized, integrated and streamlined approach to backup and recovery that reduces complexity and automates processes. The ABR has added features such as a more intuitive UI, enhanced always-on security capabilities including rest APIs, and advanced automation, all of which can help customers to secure their digital environments, lower costs, and reduce downtime.

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